EPA Opens Up Scientific Research Database

Law360, New York (March 25, 2010, 4:17 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has released a new database that provides access to the scientific studies it uses in making key regulatory decisions, a move the agency called a “milestone in transparency.”

The Health and Environmental Research Online database, or HERO, opened to the public Wednesday, and will provide users access to the scientific thinking underlying the agency's decision-making, the EPA said in a statement.

The publicly accessible database will offer more than 300,000 scientific articles, along with authors, titles, dates and abstracts, the EPA...
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